* ClicheStorm: A humble farm-boy discovers upon reaching manhood, that he is [[LastOfHisKind the last of his line]], related to a villain by blood, is destined to take the throne, quickly becomes a total badass, inspires people to rebel against a corrupt king, even ends up winning the heart of a princess he rescues... fortunately that's just the first couple books. [[RealityEnsues Book 2 begins with him being given all sorts of crash courses in history given that he never grew up educated and learning actual fighting techniques, and people getting in trouble when he goes out recklessly]].
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Hector either crosses it when he tries to kill Vega, or when he changes his mind about sparing 9 year old Pick]].